Immediate termination of an employment contract in Germany

Extraordinary and immediate terminations can conclude the employment relationship without observing particular deadline or periods of notice. Both employees and employers can terminate an employment relationship without previous notice. The prerequisite for an extraordinary termination of the contract is a particularly important reason for leaving. When is the extraordinary and Read more…

Protection against dismissal under German labour law

The regulations on protection against dismissal should give stability and security to the employment relationship. If all conditions for termination have been complied with in all points, the termination is considered effective. Lawsuit against unfair dismissal The employee may file complaint against unfair dismissal at the German Labour Court (Arbeitsgericht Read more…

Cancellation agreement

In the event of a contractual termination, employees and employers shall terminate the employment contract by mutual agreement. Advantage: The consequences of a termination procedure can be avoided. The annulment is sealed by a cancellation agreement (“Aufhebungsvertrag” in German). The employee should be informed of the consequences before the signing Read more…